Ichiko Aoba - qp
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2018 Ratings: #22
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October 24, 2018 / Release Date
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By virtue of doubling down on the simplistic aspects of her sound, qp also casts the spotlight on how remarkable it is that she can make such seemingly unambitious tracks sound so distinct, and so her fay strangeness-in-familiarity qualities have rarely been so pronounced.

Ichiko Aoba has become one of the most important artists for me over the last few months. Many times I returned to her album 0, which after a few listenings became my favourite album of all time. Ichiko has an amazing voice which is very calming and full of emotion. The minimalist style of her music perfectly matches her voice and creates a calm and blissful atmosphere. Her ability to play the guitar is very impressive and the way she plays it and the sounds it produces are rich and beautiful. ... read more
There is a sort of transcendent quality with Japanese folk, particularly with the work of Ichiko Aoba, this is stunning.
Sleep music is alive and well!!
Beautiful, I'm mad I didn't hear this in 2018.
My original review of this was lazy and not thought out. Upon revisiting this album numerous times, the melodies and chord progressions really stick. Despite my original review claiming I would need lyrics to enjoy this, I find that to no longer be the case. The warmth and patience this album bestows is so comforting. It is lullaby-like in the most positive way. It feels as if you are being serenaded alone. The dead of winter in a warm, glowing home. This is an album where falling asleep to it ... read more
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Track List

  1. La fontana di Valle Giulia all'alba
  2. The Rain from Light and Shadow
  3. A Hill of the Moon
  4. Orphaned Rain
  5. No One's World
  6. Faint Song of the Rabbit Moon
  7. Fairy of the Shoreline
  8. Enchantment of the Fairy
  9. Anthony the Sheep
  10. Funeral Procession at the Seashore
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Added on: October 23, 2018